October 22, 2016
CHANEL Les 4 Ombres Multi Effect Quadra Eyeshadow 268 Candeur et Experience (out door lighting photo Rob)
Is there anything more frustrating to a beauty fanatic than these words: “out of stock” and “limited edition”? When I first saw CHANEL’s Les 4 Ombres Multi Effect Quadra Eyeshadow 268 Candeur et Experience at Saks Fifth Avenue NYC in August, I pulled out my credit card so quickly I dropped my wallet. The Sales Associate just shook her head and said “It sold out in a few days, I can put you on my waiting list.” So I waited. And waited. It was October and still out of stock. Who knew red eyeshadow would be a thing? It has been at least two years since CHANEL has offered a quad in a similar powder formula, and I can’t help but think that had something to do with the sold out situation. It is listed as a Limited Edition, but rumor is since it so popular it may be available in the future.
CHANEL Les 4 Ombres Multi Effect Quadra Eyeshadow 268 Candeur et Experience and CHANEL Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush
The Candeur et Experience Quadra palette ($61.00) from the CHANEL Fall 2016 Le Rouge Collection N°1 which includes 15 “red power” products including a fantastic blush 320 Rouge Profond as well as various lipliners, lipsticks, single shadows and nail polishes.
MY Fall FOTD: -Les 4 Ombres Multi Effect Quadra Eyeshadow 268 Candeur et Experience (Left top: #1 and Right #2; Left Bottom: #3 and #4), CHANEL Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush and ROUGE ALLURE INK Lip Color 146 Seduisant (photo Rob)
Candeur et Experience #1-warm medium chocolate brown. Nice texture good pigmentation. The ultimate transition color and the work horse of the quad.
Candeur et Experience #2 – light brown in the pan and on my arm, but more of a warm medium brown beige with yellow undertones. My least favorite as #2 has below average pigment. Still, glides on like silk and has above average longevity.
Candeur et Experience #3– The “red” shadow which is actually a warm medium-dark russet colored shade. Nothing to fear here. Semi-matte finish and average pigmentation. You can see on my eyes, it doesn’t read “red”.
Candeur et Experience #4– In the pan it looks dark brown, but it is actually only slightly darker than #1. Good pigmentation, but to achieve the intensity in the pan, I had to apply it in layers.
Top to Bottom: #1, #2, #3 and #4 applied once over eyeshadow primer indoor lighting
Overall rating: 9 -The shadows are velvety in texture, blends beautifully, lasted from a breakfast meeting to a cocktail party and glide on easily.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Candeur et Expérience from Fall 2016 Le Rouge Collection N°1 (photo CHANEL)
Note: You will achieve more of a dramatic look if you are light to medium complected, just build the color to intensify. If you are my coloration you will need to work it (Nars Velvet Matte Foundation Annapurna, Kat Von D Lock-it foundation 56 MAC nc40 or MUFE HD Foundation Y415) and is versatile for both evening and daytime.
Now for the back order situation. It is hit or miss as a friend went on macys.com at 2:00 AM EST and snagged one; by 7:00 AM it sold out. Last week Bloomingdales.com had the quad listed as available; it has sold out. You might want to call your local CHANEL counter and ask them to do a store check, but you might have a better chance finding a “make-up mule” in Canada or France.
CHANEL Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush swatch
From the same collection, CHANEL Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush was a pleasant surprise and is my go to blush over the past few weeks. I really can’t go without blush, and I have been looking for a color that mimics an hour in the sun without any orange tones. Again, this is not ‘red’… more of a warm medium clay color with a hint of pink. Exceptional pigmentation and smooth texture. Chanel Rouge Profund is great example of why I own so many CHANEL blushes. ($45) and worth every penny.
Disclosure: I received CHANEL’s Les 4 Ombres Multi Effect Quadra Eyeshadow 268 Candeur et Experience,CHANEL Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush and ROUGE ALLURE INK 146 Seduisant from the very kind people at CHANEL… with gratitude; opinions my own
–Michelyn Camen, Editor in Chief
Next week I will be reviewing the full range of CHANEL ROUGE INK Matte Liquid Lip Color